Yes, it’s Bedlam: Baker Mayfield passes for 598 yards as Oklahoma nips Oklahoma State

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Should Baker Mayfield hoist the Heisman Trophy in New York City next month, the Oklahoma quarterback will likely look back on Saturday’s 62-52 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State as the turning point in his candidacy for college football’s most prestigious award.

He showed up at Boone Pickens Stadium for the latest edition of the Bedlam Series rivalry brimming with his usual swagger, wearing a new handlebar mustache and running routes as a wide receiver during pregame warmups, catching passes in the end zone with one hand as if he were Odell Beckham Jr. Then he walked the walk, completing 24 of 36 passes for five touchdowns and a mind-bending 598 yards, a program record. Sophomore wide receiver Marquise Brown caught nine of those passes for two touchdowns and 265 yards — another Sooners record and more than half of his season total entering the game.

“He’s made for atmospheres like this. This is his favorite thing in the world,” Oklahoma Coach Lincoln Riley said of Mayfield.

Yet those performances had to be saved by an Oklahoma defense that had been torched for much of the

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